I just took delivery on a 2009 LR3, my 2006 lease ended and definately wanted to stay with the LR3. Very pleased with all aspects of the 2006, and hoping to have as good of an experience with the 2009. We don't rock crawl but we do make use of all it's off road capabilities in our travels. For the money I don't think you can beat the performance or styling, with it's updated exterior it's a real head turner. Very pleased with the updated interior as well, the seats are higher quality and much more comfortable. It handles great and has plenty of power. I put 62K miles on in 30 months and the only service related issue on the '06 was a leaky gasket around the thermostat, not bad.
3 rows of seats Traction control system Adaptive headlights (super bright, great when turning) Updated seats Height adjustment (great for getting into downtown parking garages) Exterior body styling Cockpit layout and comfort Handling Ability to deal with ANY on/off road situation Power
Bring back the standard roof rails - they are a $$ add on for 2009 Resume 50K miles of free scheduled maintenance it disappeared in 2009 Improve the look of the navigation system, no complaints on function, just looks Put a scan button on the radio Better MPG or at least a bigger tank